White Gold Cubic Zirconia Engagement Rings
As the name suggests, white gold has a whitish/ grey hue to it and it is a common alloy of gold that has become hugely popular since it was first introduced during the early part of the 20th century as a substitute for the far more expensive and naturally white metal platinum. Traditionally since the 1920′s when white gold was first mixed, nickel was used as the whitener as it was affordable and effective in imitating the platinum look. Even though it may still be legally used in white gold mixes in many countries, for the most part, especially in the West, vendors prefer not to sell nickel-based white gold CZ engagement rings anymore.
As stated above, when looking at CZ engagement rings made from white gold, you are most likely to be faced with a simple choice between 14k metal and 18k metal. 18k white gold cubic zirconia engagement rings are of course more expensive but they do not necessarily look any more whiter than their 14k white gold CZ engagement ring couterparts.
The most heard about cuts and the items that you are most likely to come across when you are out and about shopping for your fiancee are of course round-cut white gold cubic zirconia engagement rings and the popular ‘fancy’ style princess-cut white gold cubic zirconia engagement rings (any shape other than a round-cut is called fancy-shaped).
Similar to cut, carat is also an attribute of the stone and not the band. Therefore they are independent qualities. A 1 carat white gold cubic zirconia engagement ring is one that will feature a stone that appears roughly the same size as a 1 carat diamond of the same cut.
In addition, there are 3-stone white gold CZ engagement rings which remind us of love’s past, present and future, and vintage white gold cubic zirconia engagement rings which revive the fervor of years past such as the roaring twenties, a time when social, artistic, and cultural dynamism were at their height just prior to the Great Depression.